It’s All About People & Money, from Jeff Gau, Marco

By Jeff Gau, Marco CEO – Sometimes I think we overcomplicate leadership. We create expectations for ourselves and others that can overwhelm even the best of us.

The art of leading is a pretty simple equation: People + Money = Leadership (P+M=L).

The money side of leadership is actually easier to learn than the people part. And all leaders can benefit from honing their skills in this area.

I wasn’t a numbers guy, but I had to become one. Early on, I learned from Gary Marsden, my predecessor and co-founder of Marco, and I have done the same for others.

There are plenty of people who know the numbers. Seek them out so you can understand them better.

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